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Back from Boston

by on Apr.22, 2009, under Running

On Monday, I ran the Boston Marathon for the seventh time, but first since 2006.

Over the last three years, I’d almost forgotten why I ran Boston every year from 2001 to 2006.

It truly is the Super Bowl of running.

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It all starts here … tomorrow

by on Apr.19, 2009, under Running

The Boston Marathon is less than 24 hours away.

Mike Spinnler, Bret Mower and I traveled up here together yesterday. Mike, our CVAC team leader, did the driving (and most of the talking).

I’m now sitting here in my room at the Red Roof Inn, killing time, relaxing, watching the O’s-Sox game on TV, drinking some water and surfing the web. … In a few hours we’ll head out for a big pasta dinner to load up on carbs for tomorrow’s 26.2-mile journey. … It’s hard to believe that by tomorrow at this time it will all be over.

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Boston Marathon

by on Apr.14, 2009, under Running, Uncategorized

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

While that might not be the best weather forecast for a picnic, it’s not a bad one for this Monday’s Boston Marathon — which will be anything but a picnic.

I’m one of four Hagerstown runners and 17 from the Tri-State area who are entered to run the 113th edition of the world’s oldest and most fabled marathon.

I’ve run 15 marathons, including six straight Bostons from 2001 to 2006. This will be my first time back since 2006, and I’m just slightly more excited than I am nervous about it.  

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